Make sure to first unplug the refrigerator prior to the cleaning process. This will ensure that the food does not spoil while the freezer door is kept open.
Empty the ice from freezer trays into a large cooler to create a convenient place to put the food while cleaning.
Ditch anything that has expired or has freezer-burn and put the rest of the food in the cooler.
To make your own cleaner, take a spray bottle and fill with 1 cup of water, 1 teaspoon white vinegar and 1 teaspoon dish soap. Shake well to blend.
Remove the drawers and detachable shelves and place them in the sink. Scrub well with cleaning solution and set aside to dry.
While the drawers and shelves are drying, douse the interior with the cleaner and wipe down the walls and shelves.
Return the drawers and shelves and plug the refrigerator back in to restock.
**NOTE: Most freezers defrost every 8 to 12 hours. If yours has more than 1/4 inch of ice on the base or walls, manually defrost it. Dip a rag in rubbing alcohol, then cover the ice. Chip away frost with a plastic spatula.